Hello Kitty and Blue’s Clues to mate, spawn

An exciting new retail venture will unite two of the world’s most recognizable critters: Blue’s Clues, a hit U.S. cartoon series about the adventures of a blue puppy, needs the help of a little kitty to make it in Japan.U.S. media conglomerate Viacom and Japan’s Sanrio Co., owner of the popular Hello Kitty character, have […]

Ten Most Powerful people in manga

Yesterday, ICv2 published a list of the Top Ten Most Powerful people in Manga, gleaned from interviews with other industry figures. Here’s the power list: 1. Kurt Hassler, Graphic Novel Buyer, Borders Group 2. Hidemi Fukuhara, Chief Executive Officer, Viz Media 3. Stuart Levy, Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer Tokyopop 4. Dallas Middaugh, Associate Publisher […]

New graphic novel due from Mina

Denise Mina, the mystery writer who turned to comics with a stint on HELLBLAZER is the latest book author to write a graphic novel, according to an interview in CBR. Vertigo will publisher A SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY, with art by Antonio Fuso. “Sickness” was born out of Mina’s meditations on the idea of inheritance. […]

Neal Adams makes Bucky O’Hare movie

Neal Adams is joining the ‘tooner to auteur crowd with a planned adaptation of his own Bucky O’Hare comic: Newly-formed production company Buzzworthy, from comic book writer Neal Adams, has picked up the CGI-animated comedy, Bucky O’Hare. Adams will be directing and producing the film, written by Larry Hama; The Hollywood Reporter notes it’s based […]

RIP Miriam Engelberg

Miriam Engelberg who became a first time graphic novelist this year with CANCER MADE ME A SHALLOWER PERSON has died at age 48 of breast cancer.: “I’d be telling a friend something upsetting about the latest twist and turn in my cancer saga, but as the words came out of my mouth they would turn […]

Fresh Faces of SPX ’06

There are about 8 gajillion SPX photo sets up on the web, but we wanted to spotlight the first time exhibitors. We usually go around taking pictures of our pals, but this time we took pictures of perfect strangers — with the result that we don’t know who half of these photos are! We got […]

Chemistry Set goes Film

The webcomics collective The CHemistry set has released their very own trailer/teaser: But that’s not all, they’re also teaming with the FALLING SHORT film showcase: Online comics collective THE CHEMISTRY SET is pleased to announce their affiliation with the FALLING SHORT film showcase, a bi-monthly screening of short films presented in New York City, home […]

Fantagraphics storefront!

Fantagraphics is taking the unheard of step for an indie comics publisher of opening their own store! And it opens this Saturday. The announcement from Eric Reynolds is below. We have some exciting news for any of you who live or plan to visit the great Pacific Northwest. This weekend in the happenin’ Seattle neighborhood […]

To Do October 19-22

Yes, we were a little late this week…writing those long essays takes TIME, we tells you. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 • Brooklyn, NY, 8 pm — Sidescrollers release party Come on out and get Sidescrollers signed by Oni Press’s newest comic star Matthew Loux! It’s at Book Court, a very cool bookstore in the Downtown Brooklyn/Cobble […]